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ELFA 56th Annual Convention - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

Overview

Event Overview:

ELFA provides multiple opportunities for the equipment leasing and finance community to network and learn via a variety of channels, including face-to-face conferences and workshops and web-based programs. Our goal is to help the ELFA membership ensure the competency of key personnel. Continuing Education Credits are available for many of our offerings.

Financing Solutions for a Changing World

Equipment finance is on the rise, but the secret to success in today's changing marketplace isn't "business as usual." The most successful equipment finance companies are preparing for evolving markets and adapting their business operations to tap into new opportunities.

You'll have the opportunity to examine and discuss a number of trends facing the industry. For example, changing customer needs are driving new opportunities and challenges for the industry. A new lease accounting standard will challenge lessees and lessors to transition to a new set of rules. A presidential election could trigger policy shifts. At the same time, a strengthening U.S. economy and elevated propensity to finance are driving growth in equipment finance.

Keynote speakers will tackle hot topics and help you position your business for success:

Political commentator Joe Scarborough will provide timely analysis and insight into the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.
Renowned business strategist Jay Baer will offer guidance for getting and keeping more customers.
Dean of innovation Jeff DeGraff will share strategies for achieving cultural change that leads to sustainable innovation and growth.

If you're in the $1 trillion equipment finance industry, you can't afford to miss the 2017 ELFA Annual Convention. It's the largest and most important annual gathering of industry leaders. You'll enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities, high-quality educational sessions, a great lineup of keynote speakers and a first-rate exhibit.

Exhibitor Information:

This is the event of the year for the equipment leasing & finance industry. High-powered keynote speakers, excellent quality breakout sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities make this the biggest event of the year for lessors. In fact, many service providers choose the Convention to unveil new products and services. It is the most high-profile marketing opportunity in the equipment leasing & finance industry!

Who Attends:
Only a veritable Who's Who of equipment leasing & finance company executives. These are the movers and shakers: more than a thousand CEOs, COOs, Presidents and VPs from the most important equipment leasing & finance companies in America and across the world.

About ELFA:

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is the trade association representing financial services companies and manufacturers in the $1 trillion U.S. equipment finance sector.

Agenda

Oct 22   

6:30 -
8:30 am

5k Fun Run
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Jogging Path

8:00 am

Golf Tournament and Luncheon
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

8:00 am -
Noon

Jim McGrane Charity Bike Ride
30 mile route leaves from the hotel
(pre-registration required, limited to 40 attendees)

8:00 am -
1:00 pm

Community Service Project
Give Kids the World Village
(pre-registration required, limited to 60 attendees)

9:00 am

Tennis Tournament and Luncheon
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Tennis Courts

10:00 am -
8:00 pm

Convention Registration
(Attendees & Exhibitors)

2:00 -
4:00 pm

Community Service Project
Feeding Children Everywhere
(pre-registration required, limited to 70 attendees)

2:00 -
5:00 pm

Exhibitor Set Up

4:00 -
5:00 pm

Foundation VIP Donor Reception
(By Invitation)

5:00 -
6:00 pm

Women in Leasing Reception

5:00 -
6:00 pm

New Members and Leadership Reception
(By Invitation)

6:00 -
8:30 pm

Welcoming Reception
(in Exhibit Hall)

Oct 23   

7:00 -
8:15 am

Group Breakfast

7:00 am -
4:30 pm

Convention Registration

7:00 am -
4:30 pm

Exhibits Open

8:30 -
10:30 am

General Session
President’s Report and Keynote Address 

Speakers:

RALPH PETTA
President and CEO 
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

JOHN ELLIS
Managing Director of Ellis & Associates,
a Global Management Consulting Firm

 

9:00 am -
3:00 pm

Spouse/Companion Event
Revolution Off Road ATV and Archery

10:30 -
11:00 am

Break

11:00 am -
12:30 pm

Issue Breakout Sessions

Better Leaders, Better Results: Striking a Balance in Individuals, Teams and Organizations

ELFA room, Lower Level (Cordova 5-6)

Risk and Assets: An Overview and a Balanced View

Alfa Financial Software Inc room, Lower Level (Del Lago 3-4)

The Business Benefits of eLeasing for Equipment Lease and Finance

TBF Financial, LLC room, Lower Level (Del Lago 1-2)

"Making Digital Transformation Work " : How to Drive Customer Experience from Front Office to Back Office using Artificial Intelligence

Genpact, LLC room, Lower Level (Marbella 1-2)

12:45 -
2:30 pm

Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation Luncheon

Speakers:

ROBERT WESCOTT, Ph.D.
President
Keybridge Research LLC

 

3:00 -
4:30 pm

Issue Breakout Sessions

The Elusive Term “Leadership” and the Team Development Quandary

Alfa Financial Software Inc room, Lower Level (Del Lago 3-4)

Trial of the Century: Forcing the Retirement of the Hell-or-High-Water Clause - Managed Solutions

Genpact, LLC room, Lower Level (Marbella 1-2)

New Lease Accounting Standard Implementation

TBF Financial, LLC room, Lower Level (Del Lago 1-2)

Operations & Technology Excellence Award

ELFA room, Lower Level (Cordova 5-6)

5:30 -
6:30 pm

International and Former Director's Reception

5:30

Individual Company-Sponsored Receptions and Events

Oct 24   

7:00 -
8:15 am

Group Breakfast

7:00 am -
3:00 pm

Registration

7:00 am -
4:00 pm

Exhibits Open

8:30 -
10:30 am

General Session
Chairman's Report and Keynote Address
 

Speakers:

Tony Cracchiolo
ELFA Chairman
President & CEO
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance


KELLER RINAUDO
Founder and CEO of Zipline

9:00 am -
2:30 pm

Spouse/Companion Event
Wild Florida Airboat Ride and Zoo Tour

10:30 -
11:00 am

Break

11:00 am -
12:30 pm

Issue Breakout Sessions

Innovation and Transformation: The Asset Finance Shift - FinTech

Alfa Financial Software Inc room, Lower Level (Del Lago 3-4)

Artificial Intelligence in the Office: Balancing Automation and Human Capital - Evolving Market, Operational & Implementation Considerations

ELFA room, Lower Level (Cordova 5-6)

Building the Next Generation Business: A Study on New Technologies and BTPI

Genpact, LLC room, Lower Level (Marbella 1-2)

"Next Generation” Leaders Talk About: Recruiting, Retention, Corporate Culture and Innovation

TBF Financial, LLC room, Lower Level (Del Lago 1-2)

12:45 -
2:30 pm

Business Council Steering Committee Luncheons 

Small Ticket Business Council

Amarante 2-3, Lower Level

Independent Middle Market Business Council Luncheon: The Big Data Journey From Buzzword to Real Business Benefits

Mediterranean Ballroom 2

Financial Institutions Business Council: Best Practices of Bank-Owned Equipment Finance Companies

Segura 1-4, Lower Level

Captive and Vendor Finance Business Council: Captive and Vendor Finance Companies Examine Their Economic Future

Mediterranean Ballroom 1

Service Providers Business Council – How to Become a Social Media Rock Star

Mediterranean Ballroom 3

2:30 -
4:30 pm

Break

3:00 -
4:30 pm

Issue Breakout Sessions

Industry Future Experience

Genpact, LLC room, Lower Level (Marbella 1-2)

Blockchain - How It Will Impact The Financial Service Industry

Alfa Financial Software Inc room, Lower Level (Del Lago 3-4)

What Equipment Financers and Lessors Need to Know in Today's Regulatory & Tax Environment

TBF Financial, LLC room, Lower Level (Del Lago 1-2)

6:30 -
9:30 pm

Closing Party

Keynote Speakers

John Ellis

Founder & Managing Director, Ellis & Associates, a global management consulting firm

John Ellis is the managing director of Ellis & Associates, the global management consulting firm that serves clients in the world where transportation, consumer, connectivity, and software intersect.

Formerly the Global Technologist of Ford Motor Company's connected car business unit, John was involved in developing and delivering Sync Gen 3, Ford's latest generation connected car solution, the next generation Sync services (Ford's connected car+cloud service) as well as SmartDeviceLink, an API system for integrating mobile devices into the car and the genesis for Apple's Carplay and Google's Android Auto. Previous to that, John was an executive with Motorola delivering wireless software products and services to the mobile industry.

Recent industry accomplishments include: Co-designed and current lead instructor of the Connected Vehicle Professional certificate course for the Society of Automotive Engineers as well as co-developed and co-teaching a "Securing the vehicle network" course for US military commands. In addition, John co-founded and co-leads the Vehicle Electronics Task Force housed within SEMA (Society of Equipment Market Association - "the aftermarket") and SCRS (Society of Collision Repair Specialists) along with designed and delivered a new and award-winning transportation show under the auspices of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Keller Rinaudo

Founder and CEO of Zipline

Keller Rinaudo is CEO and co-founder of Zipline, which is building drone delivery for global public health customers.

Zipline has partnered with the country of Rwanda to make all last mile deliveries of blood to half of the transfusing facilities in the country using drones. The long-term vision for this project is to put each of the 11m citizens of Rwanda within a 15-30 min delivery of any essential medical product they need, no matter where they live.

Zipline is also working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, UPS, USAID, and several other countries in East Africa. The company is a team of 30 aerospace and software engineers located in San Francisco, CA. It is funded by Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Paul Allen, Jerry Yang, and Stanford University.

Prior to Zipline, Keller was a software engineer and a professional rock climber. A graduate of Harvard University, Keller built computers out of RNA and DNA that can operate in human cells as molecular doctors. He published this research in Nature Biotechnology, becoming one of the youngest first authors in that publication's history. 

Robert F. Wescott, Ph.D.

President, Keybridge Research LLC

Robert F. Wescott, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Keybridge Research LLC, an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that has served major financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and leading business associations since 2001.

Wescott concentrates on global macroeconomics, financial risks and public policy research. He provides global asset allocation advice to high-profile international financial firms and is a frequent speaker to business and financial audiences around the world. He also testifies as an expert before U.S. congressional committees on economic, financial and energy policy matters.

From 1999 until 2001, Wescott served as Special Assistant to the U.S. President for Economic Policy at the White House, where he helped to develop administration policies toward G-7 countries, Russia, China, India, other key emerging-market economies and the international financial system.

From 1994 to 1999, Wescott was Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund, where he helped produce the World Economic Outlook, the Fund's semi-annual review of world economic prospects, key risks and policy challenges.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation maintains a partnership with Keybridge Research to produce the quarterly Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook and the monthly Foundation-Keybridge Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor.

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